1990 Vega Sicilia Unico Riserva - 750ml

1990 Vega Sicilia Unico Riserva - 750ml

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1990 Vega Sicilia Unico Riserva - 96 pts!

Vega Sicilia is widely regarded as the greatest wine producer in Spain. The estate in Ribera del Duero is known for its dense, complex red wines made principally from the Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) grape variety. Its top wine, Unico, is one of Spain's most expensive and sought-after wines.

The Vega Sicilia estate covers around 1000 hectares (2470 acres) of which around 210ha (520 acres) is under vine. It has been in operation since 1864, long before the development of the appellation in which it resides, and the current wine styles date from the 1910s. Quality has become more consistent since the current owners, the Alvarez family, took over in 1982.

Vega Sicilia makes three cuvées: Unico is the flagship, and the Reserva Especial is a blend of several of the best vintages. Traditionally they would be aged for 10 years or more before release, although this has been reduced in recent vintages. The junior wine, Valbuena, is made from younger vines, and is released after five years in American oak.


Product Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1990
Rating 94 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Spain
Region Castilla Leon
Location
Producer Vega Sicilia
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 94 RP - Served from magnum, the 1990 Unico (a blend of 80% Tinto Fino and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon) possesses and extraordinarily, opulent bouquet with cassis, blood orange, Italian cured meat and crushed stone. It is extremely well defined and powerful yet succinctly focused. The palate is ripe and sweet on the entry. Vibrant red fruit, orange peel, marmalade, Asian spices all vie for attention. There is great weight and potency, building in the mouth that is rich in glycerine and climaxes with a spicy, meaty finish that tightly grips the mouth. It has a Right Bank, Cabernet Franc like persona. This is a lovely, decadent Unico that is surfeit with fresh and vitality, a Rubenesque Unico of some style. 109,548 bottles produced. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1990
Rating 94 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country Spain
Region Castilla Leon
Location
Producer Vega Sicilia
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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